Chains symbolize the logical order of events. In this sense, the dream invites you to look at the past in order to solve present and future problems. If you dream that you are chained, however, it means that an internal aspect of yourself is being retained. You must set it free so it can express itself. If it is someone else who is chained, then you have to find out what aspect of the character that person represents. Similarly, if it is an animal, you have to ask yourself what aspect of your nature you are repressing. If it is a bull it might be your sexuality; if a dog, it may be your fury; and if it is an elephant it shows your inability to use your strength and wisdom. Dreaming that you are chained predicts you will be victim of injustice.
Gallery of dreams
Do animals dream?
Research conducted by various scientists show that animals do experience dream while sleeping. They also experience similar sleep stages like human beings - REM and Non-REM. If you have noticed a dog sleep, it might sometimes wag its tail, this indicates some response to its dream. A study was conducted in a cat by removing a part of the brain stem, which will not prevent it from reacting to the dream during REM. It was noted in some cats they were aggressively chasing mice as in reality.
Dreams reflect our actions that we have already performed. Most of us have dreams activities relating to our past life. One of the common dreams that every individual has gone through is their experiences during the school life, where you would get images of teacher hitting you, making you feel numb and shameful.